Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino

Cardinal of the Catholic Church

Jorge Liberato Urosa y Savino (28 August 1942 – 23 September 2021) was a Venezuelan prelate of the Catholic Church.

His Eminence

Jorge Urosa Savino
Cardinal
Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas
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ArchdioceseCaracas
DioceseCaracas
Appointed19 September 2005
Installed5 November 2005
Term ended9 July 2018
PredecessorIgnacio Velasco S.D.B.
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria al Monti (2006-21)
Orders
Ordination15 August 1967
by José Humberto Quintero Parra
Consecration22 September 1982
by José Lebrún Moratinos
Created cardinal24 March 2006
by Pope Benedict XVI
RankCardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth nameJorge Liberato Urosa Savino
Born(1942-08-28)28 August 1942
Caracas, Venezuela
Died23 September 2021(2021-09-23) (aged 79)
Caracas, Venezuela
NationalityVenezuelan
DenominationRoman Catholic
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Alma materColegio De La Salle Tienda Honda
Interdiocesan Seminary of Caracas
St. Augustine's Seminary, Toronto
Pontifical Gregorian University
MottoPro Mundi Vita
Coat of armsJorge Urosa Savino's coat of arms
Styles of
Jorge Urosa Savino
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeCaracas

He was auxiliary bishop of Caracas from 1982 to 1990, Archbishop of Valencia from 1990 to 2005, and Archbishop of Caracas from 2005 to 2018.

He was made a cardinal in 2006.

On 27 August 2021, Urosa was hospitalized in Caracas under critical condition with COVID-19.[1] He died on 23 September 2021 from the infection, aged 79.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cardenal Urosa Savino está estable pero en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos". Nueva Prensa Digital (in Spanish). 30 August 2021.
  2. "Cardinal Urosa dies of COVID-19". 24 September 2021. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.